Finland at War

Finland at War

This is a rigorously detailed and utterly compelling guide to Finland's vital, but almost forgotten role in the cataclysmic World War II. It reveals the untold story of iron determination, unparalleled skill and utter mastery of winter ...

Author: Vesa Nenye

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 147282718X

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 976

The story of the "Winter War" between Finland and Soviet Russia is a dramatic David versus Goliath encounter. When close to half a million Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939 it was expected that Finnish defenses would collapse in a matter of weeks. But they held firm. The Finns not only survived the initial attacks but succeeded in inflicting devastating casualties before superior Russian numbers eventually forced a peace settlement. This is a rigorously detailed and utterly compelling guide to Finland's vital, but almost forgotten role in the cataclysmic World War II. It reveals the untold story of iron determination, unparalleled skill and utter mastery of winter warfare that characterized Finland's fight for survival on the hellish Eastern Front. Now publishing in paperback, Finland at War: the Winter War 1939–40 is the premiere English-language history of the fighting performance of the Finns, drawing on first-hand accounts and rare photographs to explain just how they were able to perform military feats that nearly defy belief.
Categories: History

Finland at War

Finland at War

Featuring rare photographs and first-hand accounts, this second volume of a two-part study, publishing in paperback for the first time, details the high price Finland had to pay to retain its independence and freedom.

Author: Vesa Nenye

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472815286

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 500

In the aftermath of the Winter War, Finland found itself drawing ever closer to Nazi Germany and eventually took part in Operation Barbarossa in 1941. For the Finns this was a chance to right the wrongs of the Winter War, and having reached suitable defensive positions, the army was ordered to halt. Years of uneasy trench warfare followed, known as the Continuation War, during which Finland desperately sought a way out, German dreams of victory were dashed, and the Soviet Union built the strongest army in the world. In the summer of 1944, the whole might of the Red Army was launched against the Finnish defences on the narrow Karelian Isthmus. Over several weeks of fierce fighting, the Finns managed to halt the Soviet assault. With Stalin forced to divert his armies to the race to Berlin, an armistice agreement was reached, the harsh terms of which forced the Finns to take on their erstwhile German allies in Lapland. Featuring rare photographs and first-hand accounts, this second volume of a two-part study, publishing in paperback for the first time, details the high price Finland had to pay to retain its independence and freedom.
Categories: History

Finland at War

Finland at War

This is a rigorously detailed and utterly compelling guide to Finland's vital, but almost forgotten role in the cataclysmic World War II. It reveals the untold story of iron determination, unparalleled skill and utter mastery of winter ...

Author: Vesa Nenye

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472813596

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 446

The story of the 'Winter War' between Finland and Soviet Russia is a dramatic David versus Goliath encounter. When close to half a million Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939 it was expected that Finnish defences would collapse in a matter of weeks. But they held firm. The Finns not only survived the initial attacks but succeeded in inflicting devastating casualties before superior Russian numbers eventually forced a peace settlement. This is a rigorously detailed and utterly compelling guide to Finland's vital, but almost forgotten role in the cataclysmic World War II. It reveals the untold story of iron determination, unparalleled skill and utter mastery of winter warfare that characterised Finland's fight for survival on the hellish Eastern Front. Now publishing in paperback, Finland at War: the Winter War 1939–40 is the premiere English-language history of the fighting performance of the Finns, drawing on first-hand accounts and rare photographs to explain just how they were able to perform military feats that nearly defy belief.
Categories: History

Finland at War 1939 45

Finland at War 1939   45

This book explains and illustrates, for the first time in English, the organization, uniforms, equipment and tactics of Finland's defenders.

Author: Philip Jowett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782001256

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 222

In the face of Soviet invasion in 1939–40, and once again in 1941–44, the armies raised by Finland – a tiny nation of only 4 million people astonished the world by their effective resistance. At the end of both these campaigns – the Winter War, and the Continuation War – the fiercely patriotic defiance of vastly stronger Soviet forces by Marshal Mannerheim's soldiers won their country a unique prize: although forced to accept harsh terms, Finland was never occupied by the Red Army, and retained its independence. This book explains and illustrates, for the first time in English, the organization, uniforms, equipment and tactics of Finland's defenders.
Categories: History

Finland at War

Finland at War

Featuring rare photographs and first-hand accounts, this second volume of a two-part study, publishing in paperback for the first time, details the high price Finland had to pay to retain its independence and freedom.

Author: Vesa Nenye

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1472827198

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 290

In the aftermath of the Winter War, Finland found itself drawing ever closer to Nazi Germany and eventually took part in Operation Barbarossa in 1941. For the Finns this was a chance to right the wrongs of the Winter War, and having reached suitable defensive positions, the army was ordered to halt. Years of uneasy trench warfare followed, known as the Continuation War, during which Finland desperately sought a way out, German dreams of victory were dashed, and the Soviet Union built the strongest army in the world. In the summer of 1944, the whole might of the Red Army was launched against the Finnish defenses on the narrow Karelian Isthmus. Over several weeks of fierce fighting, the Finns managed to halt the Soviet assault. With Stalin forced to divert his armies to the race to Berlin, an armistice agreement was reached, the harsh terms of which forced the Finns to take on their erstwhile German allies in Lapland. Featuring rare photographs and first-hand accounts, this second volume of a two-part study, publishing in paperback for the first time, details the high price Finland had to pay to retain its independence and freedom.
Categories: History

Finland in World War II

Finland in World War II

Drawing on innovative scholarship on Finland in World War II, this volume offers a comprehensive narrative of politics and combat, well-argued analyses of the ideological, social and cultural aspects of a society at war, and novel ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004214330

Category: History

Page: 596

View: 272

Drawing on innovative scholarship on Finland in World War II, this volume offers a comprehensive narrative of politics and combat, well-argued analyses of the ideological, social and cultural aspects of a society at war, and novel interpretations of the memory of war.
Categories: History

Finland at War

Finland at War

Featuring rare photographs and first-hand accounts, this second volume of a two-part study, publishing in paperback for the first time, details the high price Finland had to pay to retain its independence and freedom.

Author: Vesa Nenye

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1472827198

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 845

In the aftermath of the Winter War, Finland found itself drawing ever closer to Nazi Germany and eventually took part in Operation Barbarossa in 1941. For the Finns this was a chance to right the wrongs of the Winter War, and having reached suitable defensive positions, the army was ordered to halt. Years of uneasy trench warfare followed, known as the Continuation War, during which Finland desperately sought a way out, German dreams of victory were dashed, and the Soviet Union built the strongest army in the world. In the summer of 1944, the whole might of the Red Army was launched against the Finnish defenses on the narrow Karelian Isthmus. Over several weeks of fierce fighting, the Finns managed to halt the Soviet assault. With Stalin forced to divert his armies to the race to Berlin, an armistice agreement was reached, the harsh terms of which forced the Finns to take on their erstwhile German allies in Lapland. Featuring rare photographs and first-hand accounts, this second volume of a two-part study, publishing in paperback for the first time, details the high price Finland had to pay to retain its independence and freedom.
Categories: History

Finnish Military Effectiveness in the Winter War 1939 1940

Finnish Military Effectiveness in the Winter War  1939 1940

This book analyzes the multi-faceted phenomenon of Finnish military effectiveness in the Winter War (1939–40).

Author: Pasi Tuunainen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137446060

Category: History

Page: 266

View: 999

This book analyzes the multi-faceted phenomenon of Finnish military effectiveness in the Winter War (1939–40). Drawing on a wide array of primary and secondary sources, Pasi Tuunainen shows how by focusing on their own strengths and pitting these against the weaknesses of their adversary, the Finns were able to inflict heavy casualties on the Red Army whilst minimizing their own losses. The Finns were able to use their resources for effective operational purposes, and perform almost to their full potential. The Finnish small-unit tactics utilized the terrain and Arctic conditions for which they had prepared themselves, as well as forming cohesive units of well-motivated and qualitatively better professional leaders and citizen soldiers who could innovate and adapt. The Finnish Army had highly effective logistics, support and supply systems that kept the troops fighting.
Categories: History

The Winter War

The Winter War

On 30 November 1939, Soviet bombers unloaded their bombs on Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

Author: William R. Trotter

Publisher:

ISBN: 1854109324

Category: Russo-Finnish War, 1939-1940

Page: 284

View: 252

On 30 November 1939, Soviet bombers unloaded their bombs on Helsinki, theapital of Finland. Stalin's ultimatum, demanding the cession of huge tractsf territory as a buffer zone against Nazi Germany, had been rejected by theinnish government, and now a small Baltic republic was at war with the giantoviet military machine.;But this forgotten war, fought under brutal,ub-arctic conditions, often with great heroism on both sides, proved one ofhe most astonishing in military history. Using guerrilla fighters on skis,ven reindeer to haul supplies on sleds, heroic single-handed attacks onanks, and with unfathomable endurance and the charismatic leadership of onef the 20th century's true military geniuses, Finland not only kept at bayut won an epic, if short-lived, victory over the hapless Russian conscripts.ts surreal engagements included the legendary "Sausage Battle", whentarving Soviet troops who had over-run a Finnish encampment couldn't resisthe cauldrons of hot sausage soup left behind by their opponents - and werembushed as they stopped to sup. Although by sheer attritional weight of
Categories: Russo-Finnish War, 1939-1940

A Frozen Hell

A Frozen Hell

"Masterfully recreates all the heroism, tragedy and drama of a campaign whose lessons deserve far more attention." —General James R. Galvin, former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe "Mr. Trotter tells brilliantly a piece of history that ...

Author: William Trotter

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565122496

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 881

"Masterfully recreates all the heroism, tragedy and drama of a campaign whose lessons deserve far more attention." —General James R. Galvin, former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe In 1939, tiny Finland waged war-the kind of war that spawns legends-against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true military geniuses-these are the elements of both the Finnish victory and a gripping tale of war.
Categories: History

Winter War

Winter War

Will it be enough to freeze even their hearts, accustomed to the deepest cold? Collects complete comic book series issues 1-4. "The stark black and white art is a perfect pairing for the story.

Author: Kurt Belcher

Publisher: Caliber Comics

ISBN: 9781626658165

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 99

View: 824

Winter War is about the 100 day war of Finland against the invading Soviet Union army at the dawn of World War II. Sniper Tero Toivanent answers the call from his homeland, Finland, when it's attacked by the USSR, which seeks a buffer zone against Nazi Germany. Although the Soviets anticipated a quick victory against the small Finnish army made up of largely citizen soldiers, the Finns used the advantage of their winter to hold off the Soviets for an amazing four months. In this fictionalized account, but based on real situations, Tero and his allies, Niklas and Manu, are deployed to southern Finland to stop the Russian division attacking over the frozen Lake Hirvasjärvi. Seeing plenty of death and destruction and the hopelessness a Finnish winter can bring, the three get a taste of the horrors of war. Will it be enough to freeze even their hearts, accustomed to the deepest cold? Collects complete comic book series issues 1-4. "The stark black and white art is a perfect pairing for the story." - First Comic News "War is not glorious, it is not honorable; it is bloody and violent and terrifying...a tremendous job of portraying that." - Cosmic Book News "One of the better books I've read that really helps humanize war and soldiers." - Comixverse A Caliber Comics release.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Finland at War

Finland at War

Author: Sven A. G. Kjellström

Publisher:

ISBN: 9163082020

Category:

Page: 8

View: 204

Categories:

Swedish Volunteers in the Russo Finnish Winter War 1939 1940

Swedish Volunteers in the Russo Finnish Winter War  1939  1940

This book discusses the political background of the 1939-1940 Winter War; setbacks the volunteers suffered due to weather and terrain; and the ever-present fear that war would come to the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Author: Martina Sprague

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457533

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 608

Sandwiched between Nazi Germany and the “Russian Bear,” Sweden walked a diplomatic tightrope on if and how it should support Finland during the Russo-Finnish Winter War. Social and political forces motivated the Swedish leadership to promote neutrality and avoid official military engagement, while at the same time the Swedish Volunteer Corps comprised the largest volunteer combat force (more than 8,200 strong) in any modern war. This book discusses the political background of the 1939–1940 Winter War; setbacks the volunteers suffered due to weather and terrain; and the ever-present fear that war would come to the Scandinavian Peninsula.
Categories: History

Winter War 4

Winter War  4

Toivanen is loosely based on Simo Hayha, a real sniper who still holds the highest number of sniper kills in the record books. "The stark black and white art is a perfect pairing for the story." - First Comic News A Caliber Comics release.

Author: Kurt Belcher

Publisher: Caliber Comics

ISBN: 9781632945693

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 31

View: 444

Winter War is about the 100 day war of Finland against the invading Soviet Union army at the dawn of World War II. Sniper Tero Toivanent answers the call from his homeland, Finland, when it's attacked by the USSR, which seeks a buffer zone against Nazi Germany. Although the Soviets anticipated a quick victory against the small Finnish army made up of largely citizen soldiers, the Finns used the advantage of their winter to hold off the Soviets for an amazing four months. In this fictionalized account, but based on real situations, Tero and his allies, Niklas and Manu, are deployed to southern Finland to stop the Russian division attacking over the frozen Lake Hirvasjärvi. Seeing plenty of death and destruction and the hopelessness a Finnish winter can bring, the three get a taste of the horrors of war. Will it be enough to freeze even their hearts, accustomed to the deepest cold? THIS ISSUE: The conclusion to the Winter War series brings an end to one of the opening salvos that began the Second World War. Here we find Finnish sniper Tero Toivanen as he tries to stay alive and deal with the horrors of war with his fellow countrymen against the Soviet invasion. They all come to realize how unimportant the people and sovereignty of the Finnish nation is on the world political stage when no one comes to their aid. Toivanen is loosely based on Simo Hayha, a real sniper who still holds the highest number of sniper kills in the record books. "The stark black and white art is a perfect pairing for the story." - First Comic News A Caliber Comics release.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Finland at War

Finland at War

13 November As the Moscow negotiations cease, the threat of war is imminent. 26 November The Soviet Union blames Finland for the border incident known as ...

Author: Vesa Nenye

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472813589

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 826

The story of the 'Winter War' between Finland and Soviet Russia is a dramatic David versus Goliath encounter. When close to half a million Soviet troops poured into Finland in 1939 it was expected that Finnish defences would collapse in a matter of weeks. But they held firm. The Finns not only survived the initial attacks but succeeded in inflicting devastating casualties before superior Russian numbers eventually forced a peace settlement. This is a rigorously detailed and utterly compelling guide to Finland's vital, but almost forgotten role in the cataclysmic World War II. It reveals the untold story of iron determination, unparalleled skill and utter mastery of winter warfare that characterised Finland's fight for survival on the hellish Eastern Front. Now publishing in paperback, Finland at War: the Winter War 1939–40 is the premiere English-language history of the fighting performance of the Finns, drawing on first-hand accounts and rare photographs to explain just how they were able to perform military feats that nearly defy belief.
Categories: History

Lions of Finland The Military Commanders of Finland 1918 1945

Lions of Finland  The Military Commanders of Finland 1918 1945

This is largely due to the prowess, energy and courage or military leadership during the first twenty-year years of the nation's existence. It is these leaders who are featured in this book, the first of these in the Dutch language.

Author: Andris J. Kursietis

Publisher:

ISBN: 9463384820

Category:

Page: 208

View: 416

In 'The Lions of Finland' neemt historicus Kursietis ons mee naar de belangrijkste Finse generaals. In 111 portretten worden de leeuwen van Finland aan ons gepresenteerd. Finland kent als kleine natie, grenzend aan de grootmacht Rusland, een lange en moeizame militaire geschiedenis. Meer dan eens vocht de natie voor het overleven. De kleine Finse strijdkrachten wisten hierbij geducht van zich af te bijten. 0Kursietis schetst de mannen die hiervoor de verantwoordelijkheid droegen en Finlands weg naar onafhankelijkheid hebben ingeleid.
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Finland s War of Choice

Finland s War of Choice

This book explores the unlikely coalition between Germany and Finland in World War II, and their joint military operations from 1941 to 1945.

Author: Henrik O. Lunde

Publisher: Casemate

ISBN: 1612002196

Category: History

Page: 412

View: 630

When Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 it had an unlikely ally, a small democracy in the far North that wanted revenge. This book examines both Finnish and German motives for forming a coalition against the USSR, and how the lack of true planning and preparation would doom the alliance.
Categories: History

Winter War 2

Winter War  2

Coping with this disappointment, Tero leads what is considered a suicide mission against a Soviet tank squad seeking to cut into Finland. "...one of the better books I've read that really helps humanize war and soldiers.

Author: Kurt Belcher

Publisher: Caliber Comics

ISBN: 9781632945679

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 29

View: 503

Winter War is about the 100 day war of Finland against the invading Soviet Union army at the dawn of World War II. Sniper Tero Toivanent answers the call from his homeland, Finland, when it's attacked by the USSR, which seeks a buffer zone against Nazi Germany. Although the Soviets anticipated a quick victory against the small Finnish army made up of largely citizen soldiers, the Finns used the advantage of their winter to hold off the Soviets for an amazing four months. In this fictionalized account, but based on real situations, Tero and his allies, Niklas and Manu, are deployed to southern Finland to stop the Russian division attacking over the frozen Lake Hirvasjärvi. Seeing plenty of death and destruction and the hopelessness a Finnish winter can bring, the three get a taste of the horrors of war. Will it be enough to freeze even their hearts, accustomed to the deepest cold? THIS ISSUE: Finnish sniper Tero Toivanen finds out from an intelligence officer that other countries care little for Finland's plight and they are on their own against the mighty invading army of the Soviet Union. Coping with this disappointment, Tero leads what is considered a suicide mission against a Soviet tank squad seeking to cut into Finland. "...one of the better books I've read that really helps humanize war and soldiers." - Comixverse A Caliber Comics release.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Finland at War 1939 45

Finland at War 1939   45

WAR. 1939–45. INTRODUCTION. Finland,. a small Nordic nation of only 4 million people, was almost thisperiod continuously at war from November 1939 to April ...

Author: Philip Jowett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782001560

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 578

In the face of Soviet invasion in 1939–40, and once again in 1941–44, the armies raised by Finland – a tiny nation of only 4 million people astonished the world by their effective resistance. At the end of both these campaigns – the Winter War, and the Continuation War – the fiercely patriotic defiance of vastly stronger Soviet forces by Marshal Mannerheim's soldiers won their country a unique prize: although forced to accept harsh terms, Finland was never occupied by the Red Army, and retained its independence. This book explains and illustrates, for the first time in English, the organization, uniforms, equipment and tactics of Finland's defenders.
Categories: History